Chicago Reader Blogs: Crickets:
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that Kelly Clarkson is one of my favorite musicians, but I respect what she’s trying to do. If Clive Davis would get out her way and let her do her thing, she might be able to get out of the factory-singer game, establish a sustainable career as a real artist, and, who knows, maybe make some really good music. But that probably won’t happen. The news just came out that Clarkson will deliver Davis a “pop” album sometime next year.
That’s a real Chicago music critic writing sweet, sweet vindication.